Posted on August 16th, 2010 No comments
Check out Dior’s collection of nine short films of approximately 30 seconds each celebrating the New Lock Bag, directed by Peter Lindhberg and Darius Kodji, and starring actress Nora Arnezeder.
Posted on August 11th, 2010 3 comments
Check out this awesome Um Tote Bag designed by Josh Jakus and curated by the eco-heros at Holstee. Made from grey wool felt (factory dead-stock, so stays true to conscience design) and transformed from a flat surface.
And if responsible design doesn’t warm your heart, then check out the Holstee Manifesto below, which warmed mine:
Posted on August 5th, 2010 1 comment
This large leather shoulder bag from Swedish Hasbeens (incidentally, the best brand name EVER) is everything you want in an everyday bag: sleek, minimal, roomy and retro-stylish. According to their website, it’s inspired by “an old hunting bag that was popular in the hippie 70s.”
The leather is untreated and softens and ages over time for a natural distressed look.
It comes in several colors, including black, red, nature (off-white), cognac and mustard–my favorite!
Posted on August 2nd, 2010 2 comments
You need not be a dominatrix to sport the rising harness trend in jewelry. A few popped up on the Fall/Winter 2010/11 runways during both London and New York Fashion Weeks in leather, taking inspiration from Bliss Lau, the pioneer of body jewelry. Worn over tanks, drapey sweaters and even jackets and dresses, harnesses add a bit of primitive style to an outfit otherwise best kept simple.
Available at ASOS.
Posted on July 26th, 2010 No comments
These ingenious cuff bracelets from Steven Shein say what’s on your mind without your having to actually speak. A sleek cuff design with a flat surface that reads nuggets of wisdom such as:
“WTF Who’s paying for these drinks?”
“Dude you’re going to need way more money.”
“Seriously when are you going to grow up?”
[via High Snobette]
Posted on July 14th, 2010 No comments
Alexander McQueen’s iconic skulls adorn the coolest aviator sunglasses I’ve seen in a long time. Sleek, silver aviators with graduated grey lenses and mini black smiling skulls belong on your face.
Available at Net-a-Porter.com.
Posted on July 6th, 2010 No comments
I like Free People as much as the next girl. I consider it to be the more bohemian, festival-going, I’m-going-to-walk-barefoot-on-grass-sometime-today version of Anthropologie. That’s why I was slightly shocked to see that they sell a bag for $998! Granted, this leather mail bag is a cross-body messenger bag that’s cute but plain and definitely nothing to write home about. Plus, their other bags hover between $150 and $300, on average. What were they thinking?
Posted on July 3rd, 2010 1 comment
House of Diehl, the cool kids of Style Wars fame–where designers design against the clock using household objects and vintage threads in a Project-Runway-on-crack fashion event–recently debuted Diehl Breakers, a line of handmade sunglasses that put cutting edge style first and function second. The unstoppable Betsey Johnson has a pair and now I have a pair, too!
You may not be able to wear them driving, but you can wear them at the following:
1. Lounging at the local rooftop pool–sun not required, but kick ass outfit is.
2. Front row at a fashion show.
3. In an exclusive booth at The Box burlesque club.
4. On an Alaskan cruise (to throw off the other tourists).
5. Auditioning to be a backup dancer for M.I.A.
6. As part of a solo performance art show at the MOMA.
7. Chillin’ with your peeps. (This one’s my favorite.)
Check out the different Breaker collections below. My fave is the “Silver Eyelids” from the Disco set, because it’s eyeshadow and sunglasses–all in one!
Posted on June 29th, 2010 1 comment
I love this drop necklace from French Connection. It’s sleek, dramatic and is definitely a statement piece–meaning, keep the rest of your outfit simple so this doesn’t compete with anything else. I like that it has a tribal-esque feeling without being too trendy. It can go from this season to next, seamlessly and dramatically.
Wear it by the pool with a black string bikini and big rimmed straw hat or with a white form-fitting shift dress.
Get it now while it’s on sale for $41.99, down from $88.
Posted on June 8th, 2010 No comments
Thank God for Gucci! Our naked iPads just got a little warmer, thanks to Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini, who designed four styles of the $230 case–black rubberized Guccissima leather, ebony in sporty neoprene or a woven fabric, and a lighter beige fabric case. All are luxuriously lined in suede and patterned in Gucci signature interlocking G monogram.
Pre-orders for these four styles started yesterday on gucci.com, and on June 15 customers can snag them at Gucci’s flagships in Rome, Milan, Paris, London, and New York.
Gucci will debut new iPad cases in different colors (mauve, military green and blue) in October, with a silver version for the holidays and a bright red patent-leather case for Valentine’s Day.
I think I’ll take a case and use it as an envelope clutch. At $230, that’s a (relative) steal compared to a regular Gucci clutch.
Posted on May 28th, 2010 No comments
I love this très chic double wrap triple row mixed studs cuff (try saying that three times) from Linea Pelle Collection for three reasons:
1. You don’t have to pile on multiple bracelets, just one since (if you do the math) double wrap + triple row= six rows.
2. Leather accessories look FAB when contrasted with a feminine floral dress.
3. If you don’t like studs and leather, well, there’s just something wrong with you.